All swords we sell as Battle-Ready are made with combat in mind. This means that the point and edges are blunted. Always make sure when fighting with a sword that the blade has been cleaned of burrs. Also check if the tip is blunt enough.
We have divided our battle-ready weapons into two categories. 1, suitable for light use 2, suitable for normal use.
No sword is suitable for cutting down trees or swinging around statically. A sword is not a machete.
Suitable for light use
Swords of this type have a full tang construction. The pommel is sometimes screwed, but often also riveted. The blade is usually made of EN45 carbon steel with a hardness of 48-50 HRC.
These swords are suitable for fighting. But the hardness of the blade is relatively soft, which means that burrs are more likely to form.
Suitable for normal use
Swords of this type have a riveted, soldered or a pegged pommel. The blades are often made of a somewhat better steel quality such as 1065, 1095 or 9260 carbon steel and with a higher tempering of about 50 HRC. For example, on some swords the core is made of 42 HRC and the edges of 50 HRC. This category includes hand-forged Czech swords as well as brands such as Hanwei, Cold Steel and Kingston arms. The reason we also categorize top brands as normal use is because you can't cut down trees with top brands.
Fighting is dynamic. You often see static battles in films where swords are slammed against each other and blocked. This is nowhere to be seen in the historical fight books. The more often a sword is used statically, the more pressure is put on the tang construction. This will eventually weaken the tang construction.
If you use a sword regularly, it is advised to choose a riveted, soldered or pegged pommel. Threaded pommels will have more play over time.
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